Next Generation Transportation for a Sustainable Future

When

Friday May 29th, 2015, 8:30am

Where

Room 325/326 in the Pyle Center

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The National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE) is hosting a summit entitled Next Generation Transportation for a Sustainable Future.

The summit is hosted by the National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE), a U.S. Department of Transportation-funded transportation research consortium. UW-Madison serves as the lead institution of CFIRE under the direction of Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Teresa Adams, who will also play an integral role in the summit.

At this summit, CFIRE aims to create a vision for transportation of what it will take to achieve a sustainable future. By bringing together experts across various academic and professional disciplines, all of which will play a key role in advancing sustainable thinking, we anticipate the outcome to include a clear, national picture that will frame future transportation research and its role in supporting future societies.

The discussions during this summit will take a holistic view towards sustainability, taking into consideration the social, economic, and technological factors surrounding the risks and trends facing the global community as highlighted in the World Economic Forum’s 2015 Global Risks Report.

CBS News travel journalist and UW-Madison alumnus Peter Greenberg is scheduled to be the summit keynote speaker.

The summit is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required.

Note: Advanced registration for this Summit is now closed. For late registration, contact Ben Zietlow (bzietlow@wisc.edu)

To learn more about the event, visit this website.

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